Pete Thamel, New York Times: Keith Easterwood, whose son was being recruited last year by Tennessee, said he had to ask an Orange Pride hostess to stop brushing her breasts against both him and his son during a visit to Knoxville. He recalled saying, "Young lady, if you don't stop doing that, we've got a problem."
Jordan Blum, Baton Rouge Advocate: Louisiana State officials are staying mum on the nature of possible NCAA recruiting violations, and the university has not made public documents involving the investigation. Receivers coach D.J. McCarthy — the assistant coach implicated in the possible violations — has resigned.
John Taylor, College Football Talk: Brian Kelly tweets that his house got egged on Saturday.
M.J. Ellington, Decatur Daily: If you're an official in state government in Alabama, chances are good you got a free ticket to the Alabama-Auburn game.
Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News: More than $120,000 in donations to sports booster clubs at New Mexico State has been misapplied, according to two donors. The money was transferred to pay down athletic department debt.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Boise State's Chris Petersen, who has a record of 48-4, will make $1.3 million in 2010. It's the best coaching value in the college game.
Suzanne Halliburton, Austin American-Statesman: Texas' Mack Brown got a $2 million bump in pay, making him the first $5 million coach in college football. The first contract Brown signed in 1997 to coach the Longhorns called for an annual salary of $750,000.
Phil Stukenborg, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Former Alabama coach Mike DuBose will become defensive line coach at Memphis.
Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says Big Ten commish Jim Delany would like to add a 12th school to the league. "I have a sense he is going to take this year to really be more aggressive about it," Alvarez said, "but there is no timetable… We've gone through a very intense and thorough investigation of a number of schools, from all over the country."
Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald: Did Tim Tebow have Ndamukong Suh at the top of his Heisman ballot?
Associated Press: Suh reported a Dallas student who threatened on Facebook to shoot a classmate.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: USC tailback Stafon Johnson, who suffered season-ending throat injuries in a September weightlifting accident, is expected to announce soon that he will make himself available for the NFL draft.
Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: A breakdown of how Pacific 10 teams fared this decade.
YouTube: This video comes with a strong language warning. South Florida players Dexter Baldwin (first person interviewed), Mike Ford (giving hook 'em horns sign) and George Selvie enjoy the party scene in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa after the Bulls defeated Florida State on Sept. 26.
In memory of my cousin Larry. Life won't be the same without your wit and wisdom.